This was news yesterday, but I didn’t get around to it because I was busy with more important television news, like dogs in raincoats and Burrito the golfing chihuahua. But yes, it seems as though the eighth season of Fox’s “24″ presently airing will be its last:
Studio and network execs declined comment — but it’s believed that the final decision will be made in the next day or two… The cost of producing “24” has continued to increase, while ratings have dipped. A one-time critical darling, “24” has also received its share of knocks from reviewers this season.
I could probably make some lame generalization about how Americans aren’t craving a counter-terrorism action drama quite the way they were immediately after 9/11, but what it comes down to is that eight seasons of just about any show is enough. Also, just for good measure, I feel like I should point out the lede to that Variety story:
Tick, tick, tick, BONG!!!!
Pretty innovative, right? I’m going to start opening my posts like that: *bike horn* *bike horn* *bike horn* YEEEEEEAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!